Snapper – Opakapaka
vertical hook-and-line gear.
Opakapaka snapper caught in Hawaii with handlines is a "Good Alternative." The stock's status is unknown, habitat impacts are minimal and management of the fishery is moderately effective. However, this fishery also targets Hawaiian grouper (aka Hapu'u), a near threatened species that's endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
In Hawaii, smaller-sized fish is often prepared whole by steaming or baking. Also for soup and sashimi. Opakapaka fillets are well suited for an array of preparations, including baking, poaching and sauteing.